Stories

Thank You, Carson!
Looking back over the years, we’re proud of Carson and thank him for sharing the past six years. We put together a photo set to highlight some of the big moments and we’re wishing him all the best in 2022 and beyond!
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An Island Excursion
Did you know fried tarantulas are considered to be a delicacy on the streets of Cambodia? What you appreciate is all a question of the circumstances in which you find yourself. Well, for a band of dirty bike-packers, the same principle applies. 7 hours into a hot day of riding, a gas station burrito eaten on the curb is as much of a delicacy as can be.
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Wade Simmons' Custom Instinct Powerplay
In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Wade saw how focused riders were on the structure of racing and events and hopped on his bike to ride in the complete opposite direction. He saw his bike as an outlet for adventure and a chance to be creative on the trail rather than rehearsed. Fast forward more than two decades later, and Wade still embodies the soul of the sport to its full extent. He was an early adopter of e-bikes because they give riders the opportunity to look at riding in a whole new light. They truly are a natural extension of his freeride roots.
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Felix Burke's 2022 Element

Felix Burke has ridden on the Rocky Mountain XC race program for 5 years, specializing in endurance and adventure events. If the event requires racing long distances on technical trail, you can bet Felix will be fighting at the front of the pack. He’ splits his season between spending time in both Québec and BC, to not only sample a wide variety of trails but also to appreciate both the Anglophone and Francophone riding culture.

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